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Don't Paint Those Brake Calipers, Cover'em
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Don\'t Paint Those Brake Calipers, Cover\'em

Thinking of painting your brake calipers? cover'em! I'll admit painting your brake calipers is nice way too enhance the curb appeal on those nice new rims, but before you jump into a project like that there are a couple questions to answer and few things you need to take into consideration.

First, are you mechanically inclined enough to perform the task of opening up your brake system and removing the brake calipers? This is a highly skilled task and should only be done by a qualified auto technician which is going to cost you around $300.00 to $500.00 dollars.

To have your calipers painted the right way they should be removed so the calipers can be cleaned to remove the grime, brake dust and brake fluid, brake fluid is highly corrosive to paint and will destroy any type of painted surface and if not done correctly will be a huge waste of time and money.

Second, in time caliper paint is going to peel and fade due to the weather elements, road salts and wear & tear of the brake system; which means in a year or two you will be doing it all over again.

Third, are you willing to have your ride out of service for a minimum of 48 hrs? Painting your brake calipers is a time consuming project that requires many hours of carefully planned prep work and a minimum of at least three coats of paint that will need to cure for at least 24 hours.

Before we get too far into brake caliper covers; there is a caliper cover available on line called the Brembo look plastic caliper cover, stay away from this product! Never install any type of plastic covers on your brake system, they can melt due to the high temperatures generated by the braking system and cause your brakes to malfunction.

A low cost and safe alternative to painting your calipers are bolt on caliper covers. Simple to install & easily removable for brake service bolt on caliper covers are manufactured using the latest technology in aerospace aluminum come with a patented fastening system and, are built to last for years.

One of the biggest contributing factors to brake fade is heat, Aluminum caliper covers act like a cooling fin to help draw heat away from the caliper maximizing your cars braking performance.

A time saving option for the do it yourselfer bolt on aircraft aluminum caliper covers can be installed in under 45 minutes and will give you a better look for your time and money.


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  about 1 decade ago

I like the content, I’ve learned a new thing with this part. Hopefully many more article to be post here. Keep up the good work! i agree with the author though in that the aesthetic aspect must be looked at from above article. i think Brake Caliper Paint Work is Great and Very Durable for customer. for this type of brake paint and other parts of automotive please stay with us on ergode .com ( automotive parts stores)

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  about 1 decade ago
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